Ski Japan - Hokkaido

Furano Ski Resort Guide

Ski Japan - Hokkaido

Furano Ski Resort Guide

Furano Ski Resort Guide

Pension Furanui, Furano photo

Furano

Photo credit: Mike Banks

Parrot Chair, Furano photo

Furano

Photo credit: paul arnott

Slope Stats

  • 1209m

  • 964m

  • 245m

  • Acres of ski:470
  • Pistes:23
  • Snowmaking:10%
  • Halfpipes:0
  • Terrain Parks:1
  • X-Country:6 km
  • beginner40%
  • intermediate40%
  • advanced20%

Furano (in Japan) is located in the centre of the top island of Hokkaido. It's geographical inland location means it is blessed with excessive quantities of some of the lightest and driest powder snow you may ever experience. The ski area is well developed and has hosted 10 FIS World Cup Ski events and 2 FIS World Cup Snowboard events. Furano has plenty to offer to all levels from beginners to advanced. It has a large vertical drop of 964m. The mountain is beautifully groomed each day, but certain areas are left untouched after fresh snowfalls to provide excellent powder skiing. A wide range of accommodation from backpackers upwards is located close to the pistes. New Furano Prince Hotel and Furano Prince Hotel offer on field ski-in ski-out accommodation. Furano Ski Area is located right next to Furano town, which has a population of 25,000 locals. Furano town is packed full of bars and restaurants offering genuine Japanese food and a cultural experience to go with it. Furano Tourism organises regular cultural nights and events throughout the peak winter season. International guests are well catered for with a dedicated English speaking snow school, a 100 page definitive tourist guide printed in English, and a free Ski Host service where you get a free tour of the mountain and make friends with a local.

Travel

  •   4
  •   1

Lifts

  • Season opens:23 Nov 2019
  • Season closes:6 May 2020
  • Lifts:11 (inc 1 tram, 8 chair lifts)
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  •   8
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Information supplied 24 Sep 2010

Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:7 Dec
  • Last Snowfall:7 December 2019
  • Snow Depth (upper):
    128
    cm
  • Snow Depth (lower):
    40
    cm
  • Piste:Packed powder or groomed snow
  • Off-piste:-

Today’s Weather (727 m)view full snow forecast

night
heavy snow
40 W40
-6 °CF-Level
0m
AM
light snow
35 WNW35
-12 °CF-Level
0m
PM
light snow
45 WNW45
-14 °CF-Level
0m

Furano Location Maps

Furano Location Map

Visitor Reviews of Furano

Davo from Australia writes:

The secret is out, the invasion becons. What was once a sleepy little Japanese ski town is quickly becoming condo-a-fied. Lift lines are growing and prices are climbing. Still fresh to be found but searching further and wider is required.

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